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Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory
Wait, hold on. McGrew's Zoo isn't boring. Did you see that place? It was off the awesome chart. We agree with you, but If I Ran the Zoo doesn't take place in McGrew's Zoo. That place is a figment o...
You ever hear an announcer describe a pay-per-view wrestling match in a commercial? They use terms like, "anything goes," "no rules," and "exciting." Well, if you take out the overcompensating, tes...
Seuss's style consists of some pretty crazy words: nerkle (32.11), lunks (14.2), skeegle-mobile (9.8), and, oh, how about nippo-no-nungus (33.5). These one-of-a-kind words are usually linked to a o...
What's Up With the Title?
It's a book about a boy who imagines what he would do if he ran a zoo, so the book is titled If I Ran the Zoo.Done.Moving on to "What's Up with the Ending?"What's with that look? Seriously. What ar...
What's Up With the Ending?
Before we explore the ending, how about a refresher on how it all goes down. Here's the last stanza to do just that:"Yes…That's what I'd do,"Said young Gerald McGrew."I'd make a few changesIf I r...
What's the difference between a nerd and a geek? Wow, that sounds like the start of a bad joke. To start, the word nerd made its first documented appearance in If I Ran the Zoo. The nerd is one of...
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